I follow several web comics. Every morning, I used to open my browser and check out each comic's web site to read that day's comic. That method worked well when I read only a few web comics, but it became a pain to stay current when I followed more than about ten comics.
These days, I read around twenty web comics: Darths and Droids, Ctrl+Alt+Del, Questionable Content, and a bunch of others. It takes a lot of time to open each website separately just to read a Web comic. I suppose I could bookmark the web comics, but that's twenty browser tabs to open every morning. Whether I open them all at once or one at a time, that seems like too much time for me.
I figured there had to be a better way, a simpler way for me to read all of my web comics at once. So I wrote a Bash script that automatically collects my web comics and puts them on a single page on a personal web server in my home. Now, I just open my web browser to my private web server, and read all my comics at once.
The Linux Journal article walks you through how to build the Bash script using wget, xmllint and ImageMagick, and provides the actual script as an example.
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